How to prepare for your HouseSitter

8 Jul 2019.


Passport? Check. Visas? Check. Chargers? Check. You may think you’ve got it all figured out for getting ready to go on holiday, but how prepared are you for your house sitter? 

Here are some top tips to make sure your cat sitter feels welcome in your home, it’s important that they have everything they need for the duration of their stay.

Make Introductions

Bringing someone new into your home is always tricky to begin with. To ensure that everyone gets on, you should take the time to introduce your cat carer to your kitty before you go. If your cat is an outdoor cat, try and arrange the first meet and greet when Mr Whiskers will be home ie around dinner time. This also gives you the opportunity to show the cat sitter your cats feeding routine in real time 🙂

If you know your kitty can get a little moody with strangers, we would advise having a read through our tips on “How to look after an aggressive cat”. Maybe you can share some of our tips with the cat sitter.


Routine Is Key

You and your cat will have your own routines and habits. So, to ensure as little disruption as possible for kitty make sure your cat sitter is aware of them, even the little quirky ones such as “every morning at 7am my cat drinks from the tap in the bathroom”.

If your cat has set feeding times please make sure your cat sitter is aware of this.


Prepare your Home

Deciding on a house sitter, rather than a drop-in cat sitter requires more preparation. Not only do you need to make sure your cat has everything it needs, you will also need to prepare your home for your house guest.

Preparation for your kitty:

Preparation of your home:


A clean home is a happy home


Prepare Your Vet

It’s unlikely that your cat will need a vet while you’re away, but just in case, leave your credit card information with the vet to cover you if there are any emergencies while you are gone. You should also leave insurance details and emergency contact information with your cat sitter.


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Being well prepared will allow the cat sitter to enjoy looking after your cat and in turn allow you to relax and enjoy your time away. Win win for all.

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